UMass Amherst

Linda M. Isbell, PhD


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Isbell, L.M., Rovenpor, D.R., & Lair (in press). The impact of negative emotions on self-concept abstraction depends on accessible cognitive scope. Emotion.

Isbell, L.M., Lair, E.C., & Rovenpor, D.R. (2016). The impact of affect on out-group judgments depends on dominant information processing styles: Evidence from incidental and integral affect paradigms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,42, 485-497.

Huntsinger, J.R., Isbell, L.M., & Clore, G.L. (2014). The affective control of thought: Malleable, not fixed. Psychological Review,121, 600-618.

Hunsinger, M., Livingston, D., & Isbell, L.M. (2014). Spirituality and intergroup harmony: The relationship between meditation and prejudice. Mindfulness, 5, 139-144.

Hunsinger, Livingston, D., & Isbell, L.M. (2013). The impact of loving-kindness meditation on affective learning and cognitive control. Mindfulness, 4, 275-280.[ get article]

Isbell, L.M., & Lair, E.C. (2013). Moods, emotions, and evaluations as information. In D. Carlston (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Cognition (pp. 435 - 462), New York: Oxford University Press.[ get article]

Isbell, L.M., Lair, E.C., & Rovenpor, D.R. (2013). Affect-as-Information about processing styles: A cognitive malleability approach. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 93-114. [ get article]

Isbell, L.M., McCabe, J., Burns, K.C., & Lair, E.C. (2013). Who am I?: The influence of affect on the working self-concept. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 1073-1090. [ get article]

Isbell, L.M. (2012). The emotional citizen: How feelings drive political preferences and behavior. Association for Psychological Science (APS) Observer, 25(8), 13, 15-16. [ get article]

Hunsinger, M., Isbell, L.M., & Clore, G.L. (2012). Sometimes happy people focus on the trees and sad people focus on the forest: Context dependent effects of mood in impression formation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 220-232. [get article]

Isbell, L.M. (2010). What is the relationship between affect and information processing styles? This and other global and local questions inspired by GLOMOsys. Psychological Inquiry, 20, 225-232. [get article]

Parker, M.T., & Isbell, L.M. (2010). How I vote depends on how I feel: The differential impact of anger and fear on political information processing. Psychological Science, 4, 548-550. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., Gilbert Cote, N. (2009). Connecting with struggling students to improve performance in large classes. Teaching in Psychology, 36, 185-188. [get article]

Burns, K.C., Isbell, L.M., & Tyler, J.M. (2008).  Suppressing emotions toward stereotyped targets: The impact on willingness to engage in contact.  Social Cognition, 26, 276-287. [get article]

Gasper, K. & Isbell, L.M. (2007).  Feeling, searching, and preparing: How affective states alter information seeking.  In K.D. Vohs, R. Baumeister, & G. Loweinstein (Eds.) Do emotions help or hurt decision making?   (pp. 93-116). New York: Russell Sage Publications.

Isbell, L.M., Tyler, J.M., & Burns, K.C. (2007). An activity to teach students about schematic processing. Teaching in Psychology, 34, 241-244. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., & Burns, K.C. (2007). Affect. In R.F. Baumeister and K.D. Vohs (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, 1, 12-13. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Burns, K.C., & Isbell, L.M. (2007). Promoting malleability is not one size fits all: Priming implicit theories of intelligence as a function of self-theories. Self and Identity, 6, 51-63. [get article]

Adaval, R., Isbell, L.M., & Wyer, R.S. (2007). The impact of pictures on narrative- and list-based impression formation: A process interference model. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 352-364. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., Tyler, J.M., & Delorenzo, A. (2007).  Guilty or innocent?: Womn’s reliance on inadmissible evidence in a simulated rape case.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 717-739. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., Ottati, V.C., & Burns, K.C. (2006).  Affect and politics: Effects on judgment, processing, and information seeking.  In D. Redlawsk (Ed.) Feeling Politics, Palgrave Publishing Company, pp. 57-86.

Isbell, L.M., Burns, K.C., & Haar, T. (2005).  The role of affect on the search for global and specific target information.  Social Cognition, 6, 529-552. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., Swedish, K., & Gazan, D.B. (2005).  Who says it’s sexual harassment?: The effects of gender and likelihood to sexually harass on legal judgments of sexual harassment.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 745-772. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., & Tyler, J.M. (2005). Using students' personal ads to teach about interpersonal attraction and intimate relationships. Teaching of Psychology, 32, 169-171. [get article]

Isbell, L.M. (2004). Not all happy people are lazy or stupid: Evidence of systematic processing in happy moods.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 341-349. [get article]

Isbell, L.M. (2003). Teaching and undergraduate course in political psychology. Teaching in Psychology, 30, 148-153. [get article]

Isbell, L.M. & Tyler, J.M. (2003). Teaching students about in-group favoritism and the minimal groups paradigm. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 127-130. [get article]

Greenwood, D. & Isbell, L.M. (2002).  Ambivalent sexism and the dumb blonde:  Men’s and women’s reactions to sexist jokes.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26, 341-350. [get article]

Isbell, L.M., & Ottati, V.C. (2002).  The emotional voter: Effects of episodic affective reactions on candidate evaluation.  In Ottati et al. (Eds) Developments in political psychology (pp. 55-74).  New York:  Plenum Publishing Company.

Clore, G.L., & Isbell, L.M. (2001).  Emotions as virtue and vice.  In J.H. Kuklinski (Ed.), Citizens and politics: Perspectives from political psychology (pp. 103-126). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Clore, G.L., Wyer, R.S., Dienes, B., Gasper, K., Gohm., C., & Isbell, L.M. (2001).  Affective feelings as feedback: Some cognitive consequences.  In L.L. Martin & G.L. Clore (Eds.).  Theories of mood and cognition: A user’s guidebook (pp. 27-62).  Mahway, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Isbell, L.M. & Wyer, R.S. (1999).  Correcting for mood-induced bias in the evaluation of political candidates: The roles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 237-249. [get article]

Wyer, R.S., Clore, G.L., & Isbell, L.M. (1999).  Affect and information processing.  In M.P. Zanna (Ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology.  San Diego, California: Academic Press.

Isbell, L.M., Smith, H., & Wyer, R.S. (1998).  Consequences of attempts to disregard social information.  In. J.M. Golding and C.M. MacLeod (Eds.) Intentional forgetting:  Interdisciplinary approaches.  Mahwah, New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Isbell, L.M. & Wyer, R.S. (1998).  Relying on affect to inform political judgments:  Affect is information.  The political psychologist, 3, 9-12.

Ottati, V.C. & Isbell, L.M. (1996).  Effects of mood during exposure to target information on subsequently reported judgments:  An on-line model of misattribution and correction.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 39-53. [get article]

Gohm, C.L., Isbell, L.M., & Wyer, R.S. (1995).  Some thoughts about thinking.  In R.S. Wyer (Ed.) Advances in social cognition, Volume IX. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Manuscripts in Preparation, Submitted, and Under Review

Isbell, L.M., Winkler, A., Mauro, M., & Gordon, M. (in preparation). Effects of pharmaceutical advertising on viewers’ knowledge of ADHD.

Lair, E.C., Isbell, L.M., & Rovenpor, D. (revision in preparation). Voting for the status quo: How processing styles and affect influence the incumbency advantage.

Rovenpor, D.R. & Isbell, L.M. (under review). Do emotional control beliefs lead people to approach positive or negative situations? Two components of control beliefs and their divergent effects on emotional situation selection.